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Food Safety After Isaias' Power Losses: What to Keep, What to Toss

August 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Since Tropical Storm (or Hurricane, depending on the news outlet) Isaias has taken out power for thousands of Middlesex County residents who have been left with no refrigeration. 

FoodSafety.gov has a chart for determining how long foods will stay fresh and usable after a power outage.

According to the site: "Your refrigerator will keep food safe ...

Aug. 1 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases Overnight, Free Rutgers Saliva Testing Available

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,671 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 12 cases overnight, with 483 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Franklin has a total of 1,403 COVID-19 cases, and 138 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

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Plans in the Works to Increase Capacity of NJ’s Contact-Tracing Corps

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

With nearly 90 new COVID-19 cases linked to young people who attended house parties at several Jersey Shore communities — and the potential exposure of hundreds more — state ...

Legislation Addresses COVID-related PTSD Among Health Care Workers

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

New Jersey’s unprecedented fight against the coronavirus pandemic is expected to take a heavy toll on those working its front lines, with studies suggesting that at least half — ...

Gov. Murphy 'Nervous' N.J. Could Be Affected By COVID-19 Surges In Other States

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey.

For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory list to self-quarantine upon arrival, although he hinted that State Health ...

July 9 New Jersey COVID-19 Update: 174,240 Cases, 13,501 Deaths

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,397 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus with the death toll remaining at 458 victims.

Franklin has a total of 1,334 COVID-19 cases an increase of 1 overnight, and 133 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

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July 8 COVID-19 Update: Nine New Cases Overnight in Franklin, 133 Lives Lost

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,398 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 19 new cases overnight; with the death toll increasing to 458 victims.

Franklin has a total of 1,333 COVID-19 cases an increase of 9 overnight, and 133 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

Somerville Revises Request to Shut Down Main Street for Dining, Shopping

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is making a second attempt to shut down the state highway that bisects the downtown shopping and restaurant district to create a pedestrian boulevard for shopping and outdoor dining from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

A resolution will be voted on at Monday's virtual Borough Council meeting, and sent to Trenton for review by officials from the state Department ...

RWJUH's Health Care Heroes Honored For Dedication During COVID-19 Crisis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There was food, music and sunshine everywhere on Somerset Street on Tuesday as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital thanked its health care heroes for treating 1,147 COVID-19 patents since the first one passed through the doors in March.

Although the hospital is still caring for a handful of COVID-19 patients, the surge has subsided to allow the administration a ...

Franklin Township: Free COVID-19 Testing for All

SOMERSET, NJ - Lifetime Franklin resident Assemblyman Joe Danielsen in partnership with FEMA, the New Jersey Department of Health, and fire districts 1 & 3 will provide free COVID-19 testing this weekend. 

Two sites will serve as testing locations.

The Board of Education office at 1755 Amwell Road will be open for testing on Saturday and Monday from 8 am to 12 pm. Fire district 3 ...

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The Future of Education: To the Graduating Class of 2020…

July 26, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - When parents choose to send their children to Cedar Hill Prep School, it is primarily due to their unilateral focus on the school’s reputation in terms of their academics and rigor.  When students leave Cedar Hill Prep School, they talk mostly about their experiences at Cedar Hill Prep School – The sense of community, their overnight trips, friendships, and the ...

Piscataway Officials Dedicate New Community Center

July 26, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As the nation continues to make its way through COVID-19 restrictions and businesses are slowly reopening under watchful eyes, township officials held a dedication ceremony for the Piscataway Community Center on Saturday, marking another step closer to being able to officially it open to the public.

“Our community center is a place for everyone,” said Mayor ...

Zappa Trust Vaultmeister Joe Travers Speaks about Latest Releases from Vast Frank Zappa Archive

August 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Joe Travers, accomplished drummer and longtime archivist for the Zappa Trust, about his experiences maintaining Frank Zappa’s vast collection of recordings and the latest releases from the Zappa archive. 

Travers, who attended Berklee College of Music and has toured with acts like Duran ...

Piscataway Officials Dedicate New Community Center

July 26, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As the nation continues to make its way through COVID-19 restrictions and businesses are slowly reopening under watchful eyes, township officials held a dedication ceremony for the Piscataway Community Center on Saturday, marking another step closer to being able to officially it open to the public.

“Our community center is a place for everyone,” said Mayor ...

County Sheriff's Office Creates Hate Crimes Awareness & Prevention Unit

August 4, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo has launched a Hate Crimes Awareness & Prevention Unit to help protect the diverse religious, racial, ethnic and other communities in the county, according to a release.

The effort, the release said, began in January with one-on-one and group meetings with religious, community and business leaders to build relationships, and has ...

Aug. 1 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases Overnight, Free Rutgers Saliva Testing Available

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,671 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 12 cases overnight, with 483 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Franklin has a total of 1,403 COVID-19 cases, and 138 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

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Somerville Restaurants Can Expand Dining to Main Street "Parklets"

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Selected Somerville restaurants will be able to expand their outdoor dining areas on to Main Street by installing "parklets" - raised platforms built even with the curb and extending into parking spaces - according to a design approved by the state Department of Transportation.

This is the third iteration of a plan first submitted to the NJDOT last month by the ...

County Sheriff's Office Creates Hate Crimes Awareness & Prevention Unit

August 4, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo has launched a Hate Crimes Awareness & Prevention Unit to help protect the diverse religious, racial, ethnic and other communities in the county, according to a release.

The effort, the release said, began in January with one-on-one and group meetings with religious, community and business leaders to build relationships, and has ...

Aug. 1 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases Overnight, Free Rutgers Saliva Testing Available

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,671 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 12 cases overnight, with 483 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Franklin has a total of 1,403 COVID-19 cases, and 138 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

For ...